Violence Prevention and Intervention
The StrongHearts Native Helpline 1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483) is a 24/7 safe, confidential, and anonymous domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for American Indians and Alaska Natives, offering culturally-appropriate support and advocacy.
Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Screening: Fact Sheet and Resources from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (ARHQ) answers provider questions about screening pregnant women for IPV and offers links to screening tools and other resources.
The National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence (888-792-2873) supports health care practitioners, administrators and systems, domestic violence experts, survivors, and policy makers at all levels as they improve health care’s response to domestic violence. For information specific to Indian Health, please visit the Futures without Violence website .
The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, Inc. (NIWRC) (855-649-7299) is a Native nonprofit organization created to addressing domestic violence and safety for indian women. NIWRC works to enhance the capacity of American Indian and Alaska Native (Native) tribes, Native Hawaiians, and Tribal and Native Hawaiian organizations to respond to domestic violence.
The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) (or 800-537-2238) provides a wide range of free, comprehensive and individualized technical assistance, training and resource materials. The scope of NRCDV’s technical assistance is broad and includes domestic violence intervention and prevention, community education and organizing, public policy and systems advocacy, and funding. The NRCDV's VAWnet site is a comprehensive and easily accessible online collection of full-text, searchable materials and resources on domestic violence, sexual violence and related issues.
Part of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) provides federal leadership in reducing violence against women and administering justice for and strengthening services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Violence Prevention page , part of the CDC's commitment to end violence where it begins, addresses violence occurring among all populations, including intimate partner violence, child maltreatment, and elder abuse.
Resources for Assistance
The National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-SAFE or 1-800-799-7233 and TTY: 1-800-787-3224) responds to calls 24/7, 365 days a year and provides a vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization, helps survivors recover through the National Sexual Assault Hotline (1-800-656-HOPE or 4673) and the Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline (877-995-5247).
From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Family Youth Services bureau offers Family Violence Prevention and Services Grants to Tribes . More information on available grants is available on their site.
Loveisrespect.org , a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and Break the Cycle, offers the 24/7 peer-advocate-staffed Dating Abuse Hotline, 1-866-331-9474. Calling connects those in dating abuse relationships, as well as concerned friends, siblings, parents, and others with an advocate trained to offer education, support and advocacy.
From the National Coordination Committee on the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Sexual Assault Response Team (SANE-SART) Initiative, established by the Office for Victims of Crime, the "Report to the U.S. Attorney General on Improving Federal Agency Response to Sexual Violence in Tribal Nations: Issues and Recommendations" examines federal response to adult and child victims of sexual violence in tribal nations and provides recommendations for improvement.
In 2002, the Indian Health Service and Administration for Children and Families funded the IHS/ACF Domestic Violence Project. With the funding, Futures without Violence partnered with Sacred Circle and Mending the Sacred Hoop Technical Assistance Project to work with more than 100 Indian, Tribal and Urban health care facilities as well as domestic violence (DV) advocacy programs across the United States to improve the health system response to domestic violence. The outcome was the joint release of a 2010 report by the IHS, ACF, and Futures Without Violence: Building Domestic Violence Health Care Responses in Indian Country: A Promising Practices Report offering a series of recommendations to ensure that domestic violence victims receive appropriate medical care at clinics and hospitals.
The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health produces a variety of materials for domestic violence advocates, mental health and substance abuse providers, legal professionals, and policymakers.
From the CDC, the report "Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence Victimization — National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, United States, 2011" assesses the experiences of surveyed US adults and provides statistics and information about the occurrence of intimate partner violence, sexual violence and stalking.
Tools and Toolkits
The Domestic Violence Toolkit , from the National Alliance to End Homelessness, provides resources communities can use to provide rapid re-housing for domestic violence survivors.
The National Network to End Domestic Violence Transitional Housing Toolkit is meant to provide transitional housing providers with easy access to information and resources to enhance services to survivors.
The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health offers a trauma-informed tipsheet series with advice on creating DV services and working with survivors experiencing trauma or other health conditions.
National Latino Network offers a Building Evidence Toolkit to aid communitiy-based organizations who are working from a culturally specific framework.